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Stan Van Gundy Press Conference Recap
June 25th, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Stan Van Gundy met with the media Tuesday to talk all things Detroit Pistons, and was able to shed some light on the Pistons upcoming plans. It is an interesting part of the basketball off-season, and as long as Van Gundy wasn’t blowing smoke we now have a little...

Stan’s Plan for the Detroit Pistons
May 16th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Now that Stan Van Gundy has officially taken over as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons the changes are coming. Van Gundy will surely look to use the formula he has used before at previous stops, and he just might have the player to build...

Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy Agree to Five Year Deal
May 14th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** While we were all wondering who the Detroit Pistons would bring in for president of basketball operations, and who would they would bring in to coach, the Pistons were busy finding someone who could do both. Last night Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons agreed to a 5 year 35...

Detroit Pistons Offer Stan Van Gundy Full Control
May 13th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Pistons had not showed their hand up until today, but now we know the cards they are holding. Reports say that the Pistons have offered full control to Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy would be head coach as well as president of basketball operations if he were to...

Mark Jackson a Leading Candidate for Detroit Pistons Coaching Vacancy
May 7th, 2014 at 4:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday Mark Jackson was fired by the Golden State Warriors after three seasons with the team. Today the Detroit Pistons should be on the phone with Jackson to gauge his interest in their head coaching job. The Pistons will probably still go the route of hiring their new general manager...

First Round Upheaval Could Help Benefit Detroit Pistons Most in Impending Coaching Search
April 29th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Though there's no rooting interest for fans of the Detroit Pistons in the NBA playoffs other than exciting basketball, those with an eye on the team's future do have several important storylines to monitor. ***PHOTO1*** Will the Indiana Pacers complete their stunning first round collapse against the Atlanta Hawks, and how will...

Interim Coach John Loyer’s Future Undecided
April 20th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** John Loyer was thrown into an impossible situation after the Detroit Pistons fired head coach Maurice Cheeks in the middle of a disastrous season. His task was to hold together a sinking ship, and try to get them to fight every night in the midst of a lost season. Whether...

Detroit Pistons Should Look to College Ranks for Next Coach, Quickly Target Conneticut’s Kevin Ollie
April 8th, 2014 at 2:11 PM
There's less than a week left in another failed Detroit Pistons' season, one in which the team fired their head coach in the middle of the year despite plenty of stated playoff aspirations and edicts. ***PHOTO1*** For the sixth time since 2009, the Pistons won't be making the playoffs, which isn't a...

Tom Izzo not Interested in Coaching the Detroit Pistons “Right Now”
March 27th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
The NBA regular season is approaching the end and the Detroit Pistons are on the outside looking in at 11th place in the Eastern Conference.  In addition, the search for a new full-time head coach is coming, and Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is the top name coming up....

Phil Jackson Would Be Wisest to Wait on New York Knicks and Watch Detroit Pistons’ Situation
March 9th, 2014 at 8:52 AM
News is coming fast and furious regarding the suddenly feverish pursuit of Phil Jackson, who was reportedly approached this week about coaching the New York Knicks. Jackson reportedly rebuffed that offer, but is apparently considering another to join the front office in a powerful role. ***PHOTO1*** Though he's likely comfortable with the...

Another Lazy Fourth Quarter Shows Detroit Pistons Still Have to Master Mindset to Win
March 6th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons lost another basketball game in ugly fashion, this one to the rival Chicago Bulls by a score of 105-94. ***PHOTO1*** More important than the box score or the who, what, where and why was the how. Detroit, after hanging tight for three quarters and winning the first...

Detroit Pistons’ Late Loss to Cleveland Cavaliers Shows Consistent Defense Still a Problem
February 13th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
For two quarters, the Detroit Pistons did everything they were supposed to do against the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing with passion and excitement much like the game before against the San Antonio Spurs. For all intents and purposes, the Cavaliers were a team they should have beaten. ***PHOTO1*** There was one problem, however....

Meet Detroit Pistons’ New Interim Head Coach John Loyer
February 11th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Q: What do Lawrence Frank, Maurice Cheeks and Bob Huggins have in common? A: More than simply being lifelong coaches, two of whom were most recently fired by the Detroit Pistons. ***PHOTO1*** In their jobs, Frank, Cheeks and Huggins have each maintained new Detroit boss John Loyer as an assistant coach. Cheeks had Loyer...

Report: Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks After Less than One Season
February 9th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Detroit Pistons have decided to fire head coach Maurice Cheeks after less than one whole season on the job. The announcement came to Cheeks by general manager Joe Dumars after the Pistons strung together back to back victories over the weekend. Apparently, Tom Gores had...

Bench Spat Between Will Bynum, Maurice Cheeks Worst Sign of Detroit Pistons’ Dysfunction
February 7th, 2014 at 9:29 AM
The Detroit Pistons are becoming a bigger winter soap opera by the moment as losses mount and inconsistency settles in like a stubborn polar vortex. ***PHOTO1*** The necessary dramatic elements are back. First, it was ownership admitting the organization hasn't done enough to set the team up for success. Then, it was...

Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores’ “Ready to Spend” Mantra Appears Selective
July 2nd, 2013 at 8:11 AM
It’s been three months since the Detroit Pistons played their home finale, when team owner Tom Gores, silent for a large part of the season, declared to the NBA world that he was “ready to spend” in the offseason. For many hearing the owner’s bold talk, “ready to spend” meant...

Larry Brown Praises Detroit Pistons for Maurice Cheeks Coaching Hire
June 20th, 2013 at 11:45 PM
***PHOTO1***   By now the news of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons is old hat. The press conference has occurred, Cheeks has laid out his philosophy towards this young Piston group, and fans have either voiced their displeasure, their praise or their "eh, whatever" silence. Recently,...

Final Year of Joe Dumars’ Contract a Concern for Newly Hired Head Coach Maurice Cheeks?
June 14th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Accepting the Detroit Pistons head coaching position gives Maurice Cheeks a three-year contract with a fourth-year team option, but whether Cheeks coaches the entirety of his contract or only a year could be an outcome tied to the fate of team president Joe Dumars. When former head coach Lawrence Frank...

Detroit Pistons Head Coach Maurice Cheeks, Final Chance for Brandon Knight to Prove Self
June 13th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Since news broke Monday of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new coaching face of the Detroit Pistons, many wondered what the new coach would have to say when he was formally introduced. In a Thursday press conference Cheeks got a chance to speak to the Detroit media. Cheeks spoke of his...

Former Detroit Pistons’ Coach Lawrence Frank Could Be Back on Sidelines Soon
June 11th, 2013 at 8:49 PM
While the Detroit Pistons' coaching search ended earlier this week with the hiring of Maurice Cheeks, four playoff teams are still sitting with an empty coaching seat. One of those teams is the Brooklyn Nets, and as the idea of having former Nets point guard Jason Kidd as the team's...